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Sunday ‘Walk-n-Talk': People who live in stone houses shouldn’t throw glass

Sunday ‘Walk-n-Talk': People who live in stone houses shouldn’t throw glass

This Sunday, Oct. 5, the monthly ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will explore some very distinctive homes with stones and pebbles in North Burien. In addition to walking and chatting with neighbors, one of the... [Read more]

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

Photo by Michael Brunk. The 4th of July is just over a month away, and our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking Business Sponsors and donations to help raise the $30,000 needed to... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Enjoy ‘A Family Celebration – powered by Vroom’ on Saturday, March 29

Enjoy ‘A Family Celebration – powered by Vroom’ on Saturday, March 29

Families are invited to Tukwila’s Foster High School on Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., for a fantastic free event: “A Family Celebration – powered by Vroom”, will bring together everything... [Read more]

Possible snowy Walk-n-Talk to Mathison Park this Sunday, March 2

Possible snowy Walk-n-Talk to Mathison Park this Sunday, March 2

So they’re predicting some snow for our first-Sunday-of-March Walk-n-Talk, set for this Sunday, March 2. That could be both amusing and beautiful. The walks are into their third year now, and we’ve... [Read more]

Community Police Academy begins March 12; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy begins March 12; here’s how to sign up

Applications are being accepted for the spring session of the Community Police Academy, a free series of classes designed to increase public understanding of the police department…

WABI ‘Weekday Walkers’ will walk Green River Trail Wednesday, Dec. 18

WABI ‘Weekday Walkers’ will walk Green River Trail Wednesday, Dec. 18

The WABI Weekday Walkers will walk the Green River Trail on Wednesday, Dec. 18. “December’s walk is close to Southcenter so you can do some Christmas shopping after the walk!” reads an announcement. The... [Read more]

Make time to learn about ‘TimeBanking’ at Burien Library this Sunday

Make time to learn about ‘TimeBanking’ at Burien Library this Sunday

Organizers of Sustainable Burien want our Readers to know that they’ve recently taken some time to create something new – a TimeBank – and you can learn all about it this Sunday at 2 p.m.! What... [Read more]

‘Walk. Talk. Lake.’ at this Sunday’s ‘Walk N-Talk’ around Lake Burien

‘Walk. Talk. Lake.’ at this Sunday’s ‘Walk N-Talk’ around Lake Burien

It’s time for a walk! (Isn’t it always time for a walk?) It’s fun. It gets you out of the house. You get the chance to talk to people you normally wouldn’t chat with. And it keeps you healthier. Join... [Read more]

October’s ‘Walk-n-Talk’ is Sunday

October’s ‘Walk-n-Talk’ is Sunday

After a luxuriously long, sunny, dry summer, we’re now full into Autumn with rain, gray and cold…but…the weatherman has promised us a few days of sunshine, so several locals are getting together... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Zombie Fest’ coming to Normandy Park Saturday, Oct. 26

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Zombie Fest’ coming to Normandy Park Saturday, Oct. 26

Hundreds of local Zombies – young and old – will gather at Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Oct. 26 for the 2nd annual ‘Zombie Fest,’ celebrating the beginning of the haunting—and... [Read more]

VIDEO: Brat Trot Sponsor CrossFit Burien trains for the big race!

VIDEO: Brat Trot Sponsor CrossFit Burien trains for the big race!

One of the 2013 Burien Brat Trot Sponsors – Crossfit Burien – created this fun video to show how they’re training for the big race, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 6: This great local fundraiser... [Read more]

School year starts Sept. 18 with ‘WABI Weekday Walkers’

School year starts Sept. 18 with ‘WABI Weekday Walkers’

Come join the second walk of WABI Burien’s Weekday Walkers on the third Wednesday of the month – Sept. 18 – at 9 am., starting at Grand Central Bakery in downtown Burien. “In honor of school... [Read more]

Resident wants to create competition that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy

Resident wants to create competition that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy

Click image to see larger version. by Scott Schaefer Resident John White is floating an idea that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy as “the greatest city in the world.” “What do they... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Fight crime locally at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

SAVE THE DATE: Fight crime locally at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

‘National Night Out’ – a community gathering of neighbors to discuss how to fight crime – is coming Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out, often called “America’s Night Out Against Crime”,... [Read more]

Walk-n-Talk through North SeaTac Park this Sunday

Walk-n-Talk through North SeaTac Park this Sunday

4th of July weekend is full of hustle and bustle, but maybe you’d just like a walk in the park? Ahh, shady trails, quiet conversation and a babbling brook sound pretty nice after the “rockets’ red... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Events like this make me feel very unsafe in our community’

LETTER: ‘Events like this make me feel very unsafe in our community’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Monday (April 8) on SW 134th Street our... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Our Latest Advertiser – Burien Community Church!

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser – Burien Community Church!

New BTB Advertiser Burien Community Church – located in the Gregory Heights neighborhood of Burien – will be holding three upcoming events open to the public: Good Friday: March 29th, 6:30 p.m.:... [Read more]

Super What? ‘Walk-n-Talk’ your Way Around Gregory Heights this Sunday

Super What? ‘Walk-n-Talk’ your Way Around Gregory Heights this Sunday

WABI Burien’s February ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will take place this Sunday, Feb. 3 starting at 2 p.m., with a nice, non-commercial, non-Super Bowl related friendly group walk around the Gregory... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Schlitt Urges Walking

Highline Medical Center Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Schlitt Urges Walking

EDITOR’S NOTE: From our friends at WABI Burien comes this update from Sunday’s ‘Walk-n-Talk with a Doc': Walkers poured in today to the first floor meeting room at the Burien Library/City... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: ‘Record Crowd’ Rings in 2013 at 3 Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: ‘Record Crowd’ Rings in 2013 at 3 Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

On a perfectly clear, pristine New Year’s Day, around 60 people rang in 2013 by running in, jumping, diving and plunging into the chilly waters off Burien’s Three Tree Point at the annual Polar Bear Plunge…

City’s Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Begins; Deadline is Mar. 1

City’s Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Begins; Deadline is Mar. 1

The City of Burien announced on its website this week that it is initiating its annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process for 2013, and that it will be continuing the update process it initiated in 2011. The... [Read more]

‘Walk-n-Talk With a Doc’ Around Lake Burien on Sunday, Jan. 6

‘Walk-n-Talk With a Doc’ Around Lake Burien on Sunday, Jan. 6

WABI Burien wants everyone to know that they’re kicking off the new year with a special ‘Walk-n-Talk-with-a-Doc’ on Sunday, Jan. 6, starting at 2 p.m. Dr. Michael Schlitt, Neurosurgeon... [Read more]

The Next Walk-n-Talk Will Walk & Talk – Rain or Shine – this Sunday, Dec. 2

The Next Walk-n-Talk Will Walk & Talk – Rain or Shine – this Sunday, Dec. 2

The next Walk-n-Talk is set to walk and talk its way around Burien – rain or shine – this Sunday, Dec. 2, starting at 2 p.m. at Burien Town Square Park. While the Weather Peeps are predicting rain... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Santa’s Back with Candy Canes at Burien’s Biggest Tree Lighting Dec. 5th

Santa’s Back with Candy Canes at Burien’s Biggest Tree Lighting Dec. 5th

“It’s that time of year and the Burien Tree Lighting Festival is near,” reminds Shawn Becker, Operations Manager of BTB Advertiser Economy Wiring/YB Tubless. Save the date: Wednesday, Dec. 5th at... [Read more]

‘ThanksFUNgiving’ Fundraiser Coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend Nov. 29

‘ThanksFUNgiving’ Fundraiser Coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend Nov. 29

A fundraiser called “ThanksFUNgiving” is coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend in Kent on Thursday, Nov. 29, with all proceeds going to a local family in need. “In our community, families struggle... [Read more]

Next ‘Walk-n-Talk’ Will Start at the Burien Library this Sunday, Nov. 4

Next ‘Walk-n-Talk’ Will Start at the Burien Library this Sunday, Nov. 4

November’s Walk-n-Talk will be a “special edition” collaboration between WABI and the Burien Library, starting at the main library at 400 SW 152nd Street. This month’s walk will then stroll... [Read more]

Explore the Trails at North SeaTac Park at this Sunday’s ‘Walk-n-Talk’

Explore the Trails at North SeaTac Park at this Sunday’s ‘Walk-n-Talk’

The next ‘Walk-n-Talk’ is set for this Sunday, Oct. 7, when Organizers say “let’s go explore our neighbor’s trails” at North SeaTac Park. North SeaTac Park is located near... [Read more]

Brat Trot Banners Go Up, Festooning Olde Burien in Bavarian Colors

Brat Trot Banners Go Up, Festooning Olde Burien in Bavarian Colors

Several blue and white checked flags promoting the upcoming Oct. 7 Burien Brat Trot were installed on SW 152nd street lampposts over the weekend, festooning Olde Burien in traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest... [Read more]